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Combermere, Ontario: Madonna House Apostolate

About Madonna House Apostolate:

Catherine de Hueck Doherty founded Madonna House as a lay apostolate in 1947. Their spirituality is summed up in the Gospel words of the Little Mandate. Although they are primarily Roman Catholic, they pray to be a sign of unity between the Eastern and Western Churches. Their aim is to “breathe with both lungs” so that our spirituality and life together may be a unique expression of sobornost.

Sobornost is a gift of the Spirit: a profound unity of mind and heart, a charism taught by their founder, who was raised in Christian Russia in the early twentieth century, before the wars and the Communist Revolution.  To put it in simple terms:  to focus more on what unites us rather than what divides us.

Their life together is modelled after the Holy Family who served humbly in the hidden village of Nazareth, forming the first community of love. We follow the path of Mary, the perfect disciple, under the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience.

Although this page is about the Madonna House in Combermere, there are active field houses elsewhere in Canada, the United States, the West Indies, England, and Belgium.  You can find a list of them here.

Traveling to Madonna House in Combermere:

Combermere is located around 110 miles west of the city of Ottawa.

Address:  2888 Dafoe Rd, Combermere, ON, K0J 1L0, Canada

Tel: +1 (613) 756-3713    Fax: +1 (613) 756-0211

email: info@madonnahouse.org

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